Drofnad

Drofnad

Lives in United States Mid-Atlantic, United States
Joined on Oct 12, 2008

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Richard Murdey: Make no mistake, the GM1 is small. For hilarity, go to camerasize.com and compare against a Nikon D4. O_o

More to the point though, its functionally the same size as a Pentax Q7 .. essentially erasing the desirability of the latter. Once the price settles down to the $400 range, as it surely will, the relevancy of the Nikon V2 and Sony RX100ii also fall into question.

"compare to the D4" :: !!! Yes, I did that, too --and it's like the yacht & a dingy towed by it! As others note, though, re overall size, one mustn't ignore the lenses : some primes keep an overall small size but at the expense of FL variety of course (vs. RX100). But, for those who have invested in M4/3 gear, this tiny body can be a nice complement.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 19:04 UTC
On Sam the spider in the A Place to Call Home challenge (2 comments in total)

FYI, "Sam" isn't a "he" but a she --Samantha, maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Brown wasp. in the A Place to Call Home challenge (2 comments in total)

NB: **TWO** wasps, but on a tiny nest that insofar as I can see is unable to have yet held any adult (pupa) --the cells simply aren't big enough. This then indicates that these might be sister waps, one joining the other on her nest.

-d

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 20:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Leica announces $1300 special edition 'G-Star RAW' D-Lux 6 news story (266 comments in total)

> $1300. What do you get for your money? Well, 'a new dot structure on the leather body trim' and a leather case with 'exclusive carrying strap'.

Wow, once again, Leica proves that they know what really matters in photography --who can doubt it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 22:27 UTC as 174th comment | 2 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor news story (757 comments in total)
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burnin: All you need to know about this camera is that the case has a cut-out solely so the Leica label can be seen.

Un-freaking-believable.

BRAVO for this observation and appropriate remark!!!

+100!! !*98

Ab-sooo-lute-ly incredible!

It says it all, so blantantly
(as if pricing the D-Lux4 nearly double the Pany LX3
--and providing a grip only as an option, for more money--
didn't make the point equally clearly).

FOR $2500+ with FIXED zoom, I want that zoom to be FAST
(-er than 3.5-5.6, common kit-lens for consumer cam.s speed)!

-drofnad

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 17:07 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)

DPR, your comment below

> Canon's answer to the D600, the 20MP 6D, offers a slimmed-down feature set compared to its big brother the 5D Mark II but offers compelling features like built-in GPS and WiFi.

has the wrong model --should (now) be "Mark III", not "II".

And this Nikon guy casually suggesting that the D600 somehow sits nicely between the D800 & D7000 omits the serious hit a DX user w/DX lenses must take in order to be shooting FX!
Yes, where IS the wanted "D400" !?

-drofnad

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 01:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic DMC G5 preview (93 comments in total)

Nit: "Panasonic GF5 specification highlights"
should read "... G5 ... ". (to repeat a prior post's similar alert)

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Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 21:41 UTC as 23rd comment
On CES 2012: Casio stand report article (11 comments in total)

Pentax Ricoh is listed as an exhibitor (yea!). [Google]

-drofnad

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 23:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On Rhythm in the Numerous challenge (2 comments in total)

I'm also interested in what a similar shot would be like:
move a little to the right, so that the lamps or perhaps
better the rightmost edges of the lamp supports are in a
line; would this then bring out a line on the left of the
lamp posts!?

Great get,
thanks!
-drofnad

ps: I presume that aperture was f/5.6 not "56", and a little
surprised that the shot is as deeply sharp as it is, given that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 19:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Ice Cubist in the Art: Abstract Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Super shot. This is seen in Abstract, but suits even more aptly
the Winter Details challenge. How fortunate we are that you
were w/camera to catch this,
thanks,
-drofnad

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 17:48 UTC as 1st comment
On reflection in the Art: Abstract Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 17:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sticky Notes in the Art: Abstract Photography challenge (8 comments in total)

Wow, 8 seconds! With some filter or ... lighting?

This is a striking composition,
and I'm also struck by the duration of exposure.

Great shot,
thanks,
-drofnad

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 17:21 UTC as 6th comment
On Bethlehem Steel Mill17- in the PP: Industrial Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

This image is much like the (color) one shown in the
Wikipedia entry for the derelict mill -- /slightly/ more to
the left (here), with decent foreground footing, and a
more dramatic sky.
(And I'm looking and thinking /Wow, a WA shot from the
(viewer's) right side will capture a lot of vertical elements ... !/

Nice job!
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Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2010 at 22:08 UTC as 1st comment
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